Vatican City, Oct 6, 2016 / 08:00 am
The theme for the 2018 Synod of Bishops has been released, and will focus on how to best teach the faith to young people and help them to discern God's will for their lives.
Set to take place in October 2018, the 50th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will discuss "Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation," an Oct. 6 Vatican communique said.
The theme, it explained, is in continuity with topics that emerged from the 2014-2015 Synod on the Family, as well as with the contents of Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia," which was written largely on the basis of the synod's concluding document.
According to the communique, the theme "aims to accompany young people on their way of life towards maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they can discover their life's plan and realize it with joy."